WinMain? main?

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    Question WinMain? main?

    hi,
    i tried to use WinMain instead of main in my program but an error on linking. the error message shown below:

    Linking...
    LIBCD.lib(crt0.obj) : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _main
    Debug/DialogBox.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
    Error executing link.exe.

    please advice. thanks



    thanatos

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    Do you have your callback?

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    show some code then it will be easier to help

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    code

    hi

    here is the code of WinMain

    int PASCAL WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
    HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
    LPSTR lpCmdLine,
    int nShowCmd)
    {
    memset(&globe,0,sizeof(globe));
    globe.winapp=hInstance;

    if(CreateTheDialogBox()<0) {
    return -1;
    }
    return 0;
    }

    besides, i don't understand what is "callback". i'm new in C. :(
    thanks


    thanatos

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    Look at what type of app you are creating.

    Looks like you have not created a WIN32 app, so it is looking for the usual main().
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    i got you novacain. i created a win32 console application instead of win32 application.
    thanks everybody.

    thanatos

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